17 March 2013
Drake vs Justin Bieber: Who is Canada’s Current Most Influential Musician? For many decades now Canadian musicians have been dominating the music industry. From talented acts such as Rush and Celine Dion, generations of people have grown up listening to the wonderful music acts from Canada. Currently, two of the biggest names in music today, Drake and Justin Bieber have been adding to our countries’ reputation for producing famous artists. Although Bieber and Drake are primarily popular with the younger generation of our country their names are recognized by almost anyone. Both musicians perform in different genres but are often disputed against each other on who is the better Canadian musician. Drake both raps and sings, where as Justin Bieber primarily sings pop music. When it comes to choosing between these two talented musicians, Drake is the better musician due to being talented in both singing and rapping and does not contain the annoying fan base that Justin Bieber has. By distributing their music on the internet both Drake and Justin Bieber were able to gain acknowledgment for their musical talent. With both musicians being from Ontario the rise to fame was both similar and different between Drake and Bieber. Raised by the brief marriage of a school teacher and musician in the Toronto neighborhood of Forrest Hill, Drake’s rise to fame initially started out as the wheel chaired teen Jimmy Brooks who endured a life of being a high school basketball star to a crippled teen on the TV show Degrassi (Gatehouse). After dropping out of school at the age of 16, Drake took a focus on his music career by producing mix tapes and adding them to the Internet. Drake eventually became famous with his mix tape, “So Far Gone” in which he produced his first single, Best I Ever Had, which debuted at number one on the R&B charts and number two on the Billboard Hot 100. After gaining success without a label, Drake was eventually...
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